Boy fighting for life after 'severe accident' with toy

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

The life of a six-year-old boy is hanging in the balance after he suffered a "severe accident" involving a toy reportedly purchased days earlier from a theme park. 

Deklan Babington-MacDonald, from Nerang on the Gold Coast, was found inside his room by his mum on Sunday and immediately given CPR then rushed to hospital, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. 

Deklan, whose heart stopped for nearly half an hour, was later flown by helicopter to Queensland Children’s Hospital, according to the publication. 

Deklan Babington-MacDonald is in the intensive care unit after a tragic accident at his home on Sunday. Source: mycause
Deklan Babington-MacDonald is in the intensive care unit after a tragic accident at his home on Sunday. Source: mycause

Details of exactly how he was injured by the toy have not been made public, however it's understood his family want police to investigate the matter, NCA Newswire reported. 

Deklan's cousin Lea Williams told the publication the toy in question was purchased from a major Gold Coast theme park four days earlier.

She added the family was "hoping for a miracle" after doctors said his chance of survival was low. 

“It is a shocking accident that should never have happened. We are just reeling and we are struggling to come to how it occurred," she told NCA Newswire. 

Ms Williams created a fundraising page to financially support family members with travel, accomodation and taking time off work to be at his side. 

The six-year-old had an incident with a toy purchased from a Gold Coast theme park. Source: mycause
The six-year-old had an incident with a toy purchased from a Gold Coast theme park. Source: mycause

"Deklan's mum Lauren and the family are dedicated to their little man and want to be by his side during his care," the My Cause page read. 

"The donations made to this cause will go towards transport and accommodation costs, any costs that are incurred by the family taking time off work, and any support to aid in Deklan's recovery. 

"Any contribution will help at this difficult time and enable Lauren and her family to focus their energy on Deklan and his recovery."

The page also requested people not contact Deklan's mum directly.

More than $4000 had been raised by Wednesday evening.

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